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  • Office 365 news round-up

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    Jake Zborowski
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been reminded how essential Office 365 has become to leading organizations in many different fields. In higher education, universities are using tools such as Excel and Power Bi for Office 365 to make data-driven decisions that can improve performance and competitiveness, help with funding, and support accreditation. Healthcare organizations are using Office 365 to transform their cultures, improve collaboration, and increase customer satisfaction. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor are the most recent…
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Coming Soon To India: 5 Facts about Windows Phone 8.1 Powered Smartphone

    Microsoft - Bing News
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Microsoft recently unleashed the Lumia 535, the first smartphone from the company without Nokia branding. It's arguably the next-big thing from the house of Microsoft that could further intensify the competition in the low-end segment. India is a huge ...
  • Announcing improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List

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    ieblog
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Today we are adding functionality to Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 as part of the November update, expanding the Enterprise Mode Site List introduced in April to give customers a new way to mitigate Web app compatibility issues. A new docMode section of the list enables IT to specify the document mode in which a specific Web site should load, without changing a single line of code on the site itself. While the original Enterprise Mode provided great compatibility for enterprises on IE8, this new capability will help enterprises stay up to date regardless of the version of IE…
  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

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    Vijay
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Bing Maps provides more accurate trip times worldwide

    Bing Blog
    ranjitchudukatil
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Bing Maps now provides more accurate trip times when calculating directions around the globe. Bing Maps now supports traffic-aware routing worldwide, including Clearflow technology that predicts traffic on roads that do not provide live traffic data. This technology has worked well in the United States, and now we will be using it in every country with Bing Maps traffic coverage. You’re probably already familiar with traffic flow in Bing Maps, like above – the colorful lines on roads let you know just how miserable or marvelous your commute is going to be. We also use traffic data to…
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  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been reminded how essential Office 365 has become to leading organizations in many different fields. In higher education, universities are using tools such as Excel and Power Bi for Office 365 to make data-driven decisions that can improve performance and competitiveness, help with funding, and support accreditation. Healthcare organizations are using Office 365 to transform their cultures, improve collaboration, and increase customer satisfaction. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor are the most recent…
  • Introducing a new feature in Access 2013 web apps—Download in Excel

    Access Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s just the nature of shipping software in a services world with Office 365—when we hear your feedback, we can respond with new features that fill your needs. In the case of Access 2013 web apps, one of the most frequent feature requests we heard from customers was the need for an easier way to view their web app data in Excel. Currently, the process for viewing your Access web app data within Excel involves many steps. We’re proud to announce that a new feature called, “Download in Excel” is available to all of our Access 2013 Office 365 customers, which makes this process much…
  • Help shape the Microsoft Ignite event

    Office Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    When we announced Microsoft Ignite last month, we told you it will bring together the best of our past events for Exchange, SharePoint, Lync and Project—and then take it to the next level, based on what our customers and partners have asked for. Now we are asking for your feedback so we can deliver on that promise. What do you want to see at Microsoft Ignite? Help us provide you with better content by taking this quick online anonymous survey on the sessions you want to see; Call for Topics. We’re holding a series of TweetJams on Twitter so we can hear more about what you want to see at…
  • Office 365 offers greater privacy, security and regulatory compliance

    Office 365 Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Malavika Rewari is a Product Marketing Manager with the Office 365 team. Trust is the foundation of every good relationship. That’s as true in business as it is in friendship. Today, more than 1.2 billion people worldwide trust Microsoft Office to provide a reliable productivity solution with commericial-grade privacy, security and compliance features to keep their data secured. With more organizations moving to the cloud, and more people using cloud-based services such as Office 365 to work anywhere, anytime, and across multiple devices, trust has never been more important. In the last 12…
  • Office 365 receives FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) from HHS OIG

    Office 365 Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Bill Birkholz is the principal program manager for the Office 365 Trust team and Vijay Kumar is the senior product manager for the Office 365 team. We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Office 365 has been granted FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG). Office 365 is a multi-tenant cloud that includes government specific instances of services such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.  Government-specific instances of Office 365 services are designated for use solely by U.S federal,…
 
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  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Coming Soon To India: 5 Facts about Windows Phone 8.1 Powered Smartphone

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Microsoft recently unleashed the Lumia 535, the first smartphone from the company without Nokia branding. It's arguably the next-big thing from the house of Microsoft that could further intensify the competition in the low-end segment. India is a huge ...
  • Microsoft Reveals its Black Friday Deals

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    There are just four days, and some hours and minutes left until Microsoft gives the start to its Black Friday promotions, available through a special website here. Until then the company has revealed its deals for the largest shopping event of the year ...
  • Microsoft Adds Skype Chat to Office Online

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Microsoft has introduced a new feature to Office Online which allows users to initiate conversations via Skype within their documents with multiple people. Office Online will integrate a new feature called ‘document chat’ which will allow users to ...
  • Microsoft Delays Windows 10 Build 9879 for Slow Channel Users

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Aul explained in a new series of tweets that more fixes are being implemented in this new release, so those who have select Windows 10 to work on the slow ring update system would only get build 9879 sometime next week. What exactly is going to be fixed is ...
  • Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10. It was critical to get the patch out ...
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  • Announcing improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List

    ieblog
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Today we are adding functionality to Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 as part of the November update, expanding the Enterprise Mode Site List introduced in April to give customers a new way to mitigate Web app compatibility issues. A new docMode section of the list enables IT to specify the document mode in which a specific Web site should load, without changing a single line of code on the site itself. While the original Enterprise Mode provided great compatibility for enterprises on IE8, this new capability will help enterprises stay up to date regardless of the version of IE…
  • November 2014 updates for Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    In addition to improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List announced today, the November update also includes the following security related updates. Updates to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking As we shared back in October, and as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser, we have two updates to the out-of-date ActiveX control blocking feature going live today. Out-of-date ActiveX control blocking on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 With the November update, out-of-date ActiveX control blocking is being expanded to work with Internet Explorer 9 on…
  • Living on the Edge – our next step in helping the web just work

    ieblog
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Today we are rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build with significant Internet Explorer interoperability updates. In line with our commitment to interoperability and compatibility, this update includes over 2000 fixes for interoperability issues, support for 20 new platform features, and our new architecture for advancing interoperability and compatibility. We’re excited to be sharing this work at such an early stage in our development process and we look forward to hearing your feedback. We're also rolling out this preview build to users of our new RemoteIE service, available for…
  • Announcing RemoteIE: Test the latest IE on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android

    ieblog
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Update 11/12/2014: Windows Phone client preview now available for RemoteApp. Today, we’re excited to announce the preview availability of RemoteIE via Azure RemoteApp. This is a free service from Microsoft that allows you to run the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview from your Windows, Mac OS X, iOS or Android devices, without the need to run a new OS or heavyweight virtual machine on your device. Going forward, this will be the recommended way for developers who are not running Windows 10 to test the latest IE preview versions. To get started,…
  • Making it easier for Enterprises to stay up-to-date

    ieblog
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    As we shared in May, a top priority for Microsoft is helping customers upgrade and stay up to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. Today at TechEd Europe, we are making two announcements to help customers upgrade and stay up-to-date: Starting in November, we are expanding the functionality of the Enterprise Mode Site List for Internet Explorer 11 to include all document modes. We listened to customer feedback, and the list will now give better control over which document mode will be used for remediating Web app compatibility. Customers will be able to force Web apps to render…
 
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  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

    Vijay
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
  • Security and threat information exchange: Microsoft Interflow

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
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  • Bing Maps provides more accurate trip times worldwide

    ranjitchudukatil
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Bing Maps now provides more accurate trip times when calculating directions around the globe. Bing Maps now supports traffic-aware routing worldwide, including Clearflow technology that predicts traffic on roads that do not provide live traffic data. This technology has worked well in the United States, and now we will be using it in every country with Bing Maps traffic coverage. You’re probably already familiar with traffic flow in Bing Maps, like above – the colorful lines on roads let you know just how miserable or marvelous your commute is going to be. We also use traffic data to…
  • How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

    Vincent Wehren
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  – Vincent Traditionally, Bing wasn’t heavily relying on specific device and platform signals to provide web results to the user. You would get similar results on your…
  • The Bing homepage goes HD (and some other things you asked for)

    matthewquinlan
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here on the Bing homepage team, we wake up every day thinking about how we can make the homepage even better, inspired by those of you who visit bing.com each day and take the time to tell us what you think.  Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re adding one of your most requested features high-definition images along with several other improvements. High-definition homepages to make your screen shine “Wouldn’t it be nice if the Bing homepage picture had a higher resolution so that it actually fills the entire screen for those with large screens?” – Bing…
  • Bing predicts the NFL Playoffs

    matthewquinlan
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we approach the last days of November, we prepare for the annual time-honored tradition of … NFL playoff projections. By the time you’ve finished your turkey on Thanksgiving Day, NFL teams will be planning their final run for prime playoff position in order to maximize their chances of taking home the Lombardi Trophy.  To help you navigate the final full month, Bing Predicts has run simulations to provide our projections for the seeding of the NFL playoff teams. It is worth noting that our models predict winners through the rest of the season to determine the seeding.  Readers will…
  • Bing Rewards members can now earn up to 3,000 credits by shopping the Microsoft Store online

    matthewquinlan
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:48 pm
    If you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping, it may just pay you to get going early this year. For a limited time, Bing Rewards members will get bonus credits just by buying certain products in the Microsoft Store online. These offers end November 21, so don’t hang around. Not a Bing Rewards member? No problem, you can join during checkout. Go to www.microsoftstore.com for these deals and more. Bing Rewards members know they already receive free expedited shipping at the Microsoft Store online through November 23. Bing Rewards and Microsoft Store online coming together for extra…
 
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  • Bing Maps provides more accurate trip times worldwide

    ranjitchudukatil
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Bing Maps now provides more accurate trip times when calculating directions around the globe. Bing Maps now supports traffic-aware routing worldwide, including Clearflow technology that predicts traffic on roads that do not provide live traffic data. This technology has worked well in the United States, and now we will be using it in every country with Bing Maps traffic coverage. You’re probably already familiar with traffic flow in Bing Maps, like above – the colorful lines on roads let you know just how miserable or marvelous your commute is going to be. We also use traffic data to…
  • How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

    Vincent Wehren
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  – Vincent Traditionally, Bing wasn’t heavily relying on specific device and platform signals to provide web results to the user. You would get similar results on your…
  • The Bing homepage goes HD (and some other things you asked for)

    matthewquinlan
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here on the Bing homepage team, we wake up every day thinking about how we can make the homepage even better, inspired by those of you who visit bing.com each day and take the time to tell us what you think.  Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re adding one of your most requested features high-definition images along with several other improvements. High-definition homepages to make your screen shine “Wouldn’t it be nice if the Bing homepage picture had a higher resolution so that it actually fills the entire screen for those with large screens?” – Bing…
  • Bing predicts the NFL Playoffs

    matthewquinlan
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we approach the last days of November, we prepare for the annual time-honored tradition of … NFL playoff projections. By the time you’ve finished your turkey on Thanksgiving Day, NFL teams will be planning their final run for prime playoff position in order to maximize their chances of taking home the Lombardi Trophy.  To help you navigate the final full month, Bing Predicts has run simulations to provide our projections for the seeding of the NFL playoff teams. It is worth noting that our models predict winners through the rest of the season to determine the seeding.  Readers will…
  • Bing Rewards members can now earn up to 3,000 credits by shopping the Microsoft Store online

    matthewquinlan
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:48 pm
    If you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping, it may just pay you to get going early this year. For a limited time, Bing Rewards members will get bonus credits just by buying certain products in the Microsoft Store online. These offers end November 21, so don’t hang around. Not a Bing Rewards member? No problem, you can join during checkout. Go to www.microsoftstore.com for these deals and more. Bing Rewards members know they already receive free expedited shipping at the Microsoft Store online through November 23. Bing Rewards and Microsoft Store online coming together for extra…
 
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  • Snapshots: Christmas bazaar, concert planned

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm
    The Choral Society is directed by Zach Harris and accompanied by Lori McMath. Choral society members are Lanell Benner, Avalon Billquist, Marty Billquist, Jane Bing-Craig, Garry Costle, Rae Driggs, Sharon Forsman, Frances Glynn, Rose Mary Gross ...
  • Microsoft Adds Downloadable HD Wallpapers to Bing Homepage

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Starting today, the Bing homepage comes with HD photos that not only look great on the search engine website, but can also be downloaded to your computer and used as wallpapers for your own desktop, no matter the platform you are using. Microsoft says that ...
  • Microsoft Refreshes Bing With Mobile and Map Updates

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    A batch of Bing updates promises more accurate travel times and a more mobile-focused experience on smartphones. After a recent update, users will notice that mobile and desktop search results differ in some significant ways, according to Mir Rosenberg, a ...
  • The Bing homepage gets an HD revamp

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Good news for those of us who love the Bing homepage images, as of yesterday, Microsoft has finally announced that the site will now host high-definition images up to 1920x1080 pixels along with a few other new features. Many users have been asking for ...
  • Bing Reveals Some Mobile Ranking Techniques & Relevancy Factors

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Mir Rosenberg from the Bing Mobile Relevancy team posted some of the “factors at play” when it comes to how Bing determines mobile relevance and ranking in the mobile results. As you know, a couple weeks ago, Bing announced new mobile crawlers to help ...
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  • The Bing Homepage Gets an HD Revamp - The Epoch Times

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    The Epoch TimesThe Bing Homepage Gets an HD RevampThe Epoch TimesMany users have been asking for high-resolution images on the Bing site for some time, especially with the gorgeous images which are sometimes shown off. Microsoft has improved the image quality by jumping to 1080p and having the images in ...and more »
  • Google Down Slightly, Bing-Yahoo Up In October comScore Search Report - Search Engine Land

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Google Down Slightly, Bing-Yahoo Up In October comScore Search ReportSearch Engine LandComScore estimates Google's US market share at an even 67 percent for October, down from 67.3 percent in September. Yahoo was up the same 0.3 percentage points, from 10 percent to 10.3 percent. Bing saw a smaller gain, from 19.4 percent to 19.5 ...
  • Bing Maps Helps Drivers Avoid Traffic Around The World - Search Engine Land

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    Search Engine LandBing Maps Helps Drivers Avoid Traffic Around The WorldSearch Engine LandAlong with marking traffic problems, Bing Maps also provides a “View route based on traffic” option, so that travelers can “optimize” their route. “This link will adjust your directions to consider alternate routes in case there's a big backup on the Microsoft Refreshes Bing With Mobile and Map UpdateseWeekNot To Be Out Done By Bing: Google's Phone ChargerSearch Engine RoundtableGoogle loses ground in fight against Europe's 'right to be forgotten'Christian Science…
  • Guess Who! Week 47! Flying over Emerald Isle listening to Bing - Sunbury Daily Item

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    Guess Who! Week 47! Flying over Emerald Isle listening to BingSunbury Daily Item“I love Bing Crosby,” she says. “He's got the best voice in the world.” She also likes to impart artistic appreciation on her two daughters, who frequently join her on trips to the ballet, concert or theater. The girls also study music and dance, as
  • Bing's homepage gets HD featured images and easy access to Office apps - The Next Web

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    SiliconANGLE (blog)Bing's homepage gets HD featured images and easy access to Office appsThe Next WebBing takes a very different approach to its search page than Google, featuring a daily photo with scenic settings or cute animals. Today, Bing is making its homepage a little nicer by incorporating larger images for those with higher resolution displays.Microsoft updates Bing homepage with HD backgrounds, image captions, and VentureBeatPretty Bing gets a facelift with Microsoft update: Can it outshine Yahoo?SiliconANGLE (blog)Microsoft adds high-definition 1080p images and other…
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  • Microsoft's Azure stumble a worrying one | Pri0

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    It's risky to play armchair psychologist. But it's probably safe to say that one of the things that keeps Microsoft executives awake at night happened earlier this week: the company's cloud stopped working. A good chunk of Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing services went offline for about 11 hours on Monday, disrupting service for Microsoft customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The BBC has a good rundown of how this hit some clients -- from preventing health care workers from accessing their email and documents to a social media startup's site going dark. It's hard to overstate the…
  • ISS pegs Microsoft CEO pay at $90.8 million, asks investors to vote no | Pri0

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella was paid $90.8 million during the company's most recent fiscal year. That's according to an influential shareholder advisory firm, which is recommending shareholders vote against the pay package. Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises large investors on how to vote on corporate issues, says Microsoft shareholders should say no in the largely symbolic vote on executive pay at the company's Dec. 3 shareholder meeting. Of course, Nadella didn't actually take home just short of $100 million last year. Much of the discrepancy between the amount…
  • Senate rejects Microsoft-backed NSA limits [Updated]

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    The Senate on Tuesday evening rejected a bill curbing the National Security Agency's data-gathering powers, a blow to Microsoft and a coalition of technology giants that had asked Congress to restrict the spy agency's programs. Microsoft, along with Apple, Google and a host of technology companies, posted an open letter this weekend urging the Senate to vote to limit the NSA's ability to gather bulk Internet and phone data. But in a vote largely along party lines -- with Democrats voting yes, and Republicans, weighing in shortly after their victory in this month's elections, opposed -- the…
  • Microsoft, tech giants urge Senate to curb government data collection

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Corrected version Microsoft and a roster of tech heavy-hitters have asked the U.S. Senate to pass a bill curbing the National Security Agency's powers to collect phone records, emails and other data in bulk. The bill, which could come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this week, also would allow companies like Microsoft to disclose the rough number and types of requests the government makes for its customers' data. Government collection of personal data has been in the spotlight since Edward Snowden revealed last year that surveillance programs scooped up more information than…
  • Soccer giant Real Madrid to announce deal with Microsoft

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Microsoft is set to add another agreement to its lineup of sports marketing deals: Spanish soccer powerhouse Real Madrid. In a brief release on its website, Real Madrid said it will announce an agreement with Microsoft at 6:30 p.m. Central European Time (9:30 a.m. Pacific for those of us not in Spain). The content of the deal isn't much clearer after viewing the brief teaser Microsoft posted. Real Madrid is the reigning club soccer champion of Europe and a force of nature in the sport. It's also a global brand that routinely ranks among the most valuable sports franchises. “We want to…
 
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  • The long, promising (and frustrating) history of Microsoft’s consumer file sync services

    Kip Kniskern
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Live Drive, SDrive, Project M, Folders, FolderShare, Windows Live Sync, Live Mesh, SkyDrive, OneDrive. Yes, Microsoft has been at this file syncing game for a long time. The company bought FolderShare back in November of 2005, and has been trying to get file syncing right ever since. This past week users were all in a huff because the latest build of Windows 10 Tech Preview changed the way OneDrive works on Windows 10, so much so that Microsoft took the time to respond publicly. Ed Bott posted on the issue late last week, documenting the flurry that’s been happening on UserVoice: In a…
  • Yahoo! / Mozilla search partnership: What’s Marissa Mayer up to?

    Kip Kniskern
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Yesterday Yahoo! and Mozilla announced a new 5 year partnership to make “Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox in the United States on mobile and desktop”. The deal will make Yahoo! the default search experience on Firefox in the United States, replacing Google. Google and others (including Bing) will still be available as alternate choices, and Firefox will use various other search products around the globe, including Yandex in Russia, Baidu in China, and Google (yes, Google) in Europe. Yahoo! press release does a lot to champion Mozilla’s newfound relationship…
  • Is Steve Ballmer going to be a problem?

    Kip Kniskern
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    If you thought Steve Ballmer was going to quietly leave Microsoft, move to LA, and just enjoy the sun and watch basketball, you might want to think again. The former CEO has been making sure his name stays in the lights, doing everything from donating to his alma mater Harvard, to touting machine learning, to granting interviews with Vanity Fair and ComputerWorld and the Wall St. Journal and CBS This Morning and just about anyone else who would listen, to bringing his, well, excitability to courtside at his newly purchased NBA team, the LA Clippers. One thing is clear, Steve Ballmer is not…
  • Windows 10 new build 9879 is on the way

    Kip Kniskern
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Although it’s been rumored for a while, Windows Insiders got confirmation today that the next build of Windows 10 Technical Preview, Build 9879, is on the way, via a tweet from Microsoftie Gabe Aul: Microsoft released the Windows 10 Technical Preview on October 1st, requiring interested parties to join a “Windows Insiders” program, and then released a new build, 9860, only three weeks later. It looks like we should have another new build in our hands soon, and that there may be lots of worn out “refresh” keys in the meantime. Stay tuned!
  • Has Microsoft given up on eReading?

    Kip Kniskern
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Microsoft has a long, and not very successful, history with eReaders, going all the way back to Microsoft Reader, which debuted in 2000, but never made it beyond Windows Mobile and was shuttered in 2012. Since then, Microsoft hasn’t delved into the 1st party eReader market, although it has seemingly been ready to make the jump a number of times, establishing a partnership with Barnes and Noble and its Nook reading device in 2012, and for a time letting slip that there was an “Xbox Music, Video, and Reading” team. Nothing has ever come out of either of these forays, however,…
 
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  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Set to Launch in India on November 26 - NDTV

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:53 pm
    NDTVMicrosoft Lumia 535 Set to Launch in India on November 26NDTVLast week, the company had unveiled the smartphone, saying, "the new Microsoft Lumia 535, our "5x5x5" smartphone package bringing a 5-inch screen, 5-megapixel front- and rear-facing camera, and free integrated Microsoft experiences (such as Skype ...Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server?PCWorldIt Took Microsoft 3 Tries Before Windows Was SuccessfulTIMEStay in touch with Microsoft with the Windows Feedback and Insider Hub appsTechRepublicWMPoweruser.com -International…
  • Microsoft Store Black Friday Deals Revealed - GameSpot

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    GameSpotMicrosoft Store Black Friday Deals RevealedGameSpotWith just one week to go before Black Friday, deals for the Microsoft Store have now been revealed. They include markdowns on Xbox One and Xbox 360 bundles, as well as for a variety of games and accessories. Check out the images below to see all the ...Microsoft celebrates Black Friday with $150 off Surface Pro 3, Xbox, and PCsDigital TrendsMicrosoft Tips Black Friday Deals on Surface TabletsPC MagazineMicrosoft Black Friday 2014 Deals Bring Cheap Surface 3Gotta Be MobileBGR -WinBeta -FanSidedall 56 news…
  • Microsoft is bringing chat to its Word and PowerPoint web apps - The Verge

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Tech2Microsoft is bringing chat to its Word and PowerPoint web appsThe VergeCollaborating with co-workers using Office Online is about to get a bit easier: Microsoft is bringing chat to the web versions of Word and PowerPoint. Sorry, Excel users: it seems you can't yet chat while working on spreadsheets, nor does the feature Microsoft Adds Skype Chat to Office OnlineTech2Microsoft adding chat to Office Online documentsTrustedReviewsall 7 news articles »
  • Double-edged feedback sword nicks Microsoft over OneDrive - Computerworld

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Double-edged feedback sword nicks Microsoft over OneDriveComputerworldSince Microsoft changed how OneDrive synchronizes files in the latest preview of Windows 10, testers have been trying to convince the Redmond, Wash.-based company to backtrack and restore what they perceive as the cloud-based storage service's best ...The long, promising (and frustrating) history of Microsoft's consumer file LiveSideall 3 news articles »
  • The ups and downs of Microsoft Band - Computerworld

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    ComputerworldThe ups and downs of Microsoft BandComputerworldMicrosoft today offered few insights, saying only that the company is "excited by the response we have seen to Microsoft Band" and that it has sold "well beyond the numbers suggested to date." A spokeswoman added that Microsoft will continue to Living with Microsoft Band, the activity tracker that tries to do everythingPCWorldLiving with Microsoft Band: 3 weeks, 3 pounds, 1 drained battery and a few GeekWireMicrosoft Review RoundupMobile Burnall 6 news articles »
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    Craig Bailey

  • More on that Google Peaking idea

    Craig Bailey
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Another excellent post (long, but worth the read) from Aaron Wall, discussing the ever-growing impact of Google on businesses – no matter how big or small – that markets themselves online (ie just about every business). Scary times. Not that this is new of course. The post More on that Google Peaking idea appeared first on Craig Bailey.
  • Well played Twitter, well played

    Craig Bailey
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Twitter’s ‘strategy statement’ update last week really got the twitterverse going apeshit. But I suspect it was all a cleverly concocted distraction to divert journalists away from the much more obvious message: ie Twitter has no idea how they are ever going to make a profit. Here’s the internal discussion that probably transpired: “We need to craft a message so laughable it distracts everyone from our real failings” “Start with that Dilbert Mission Statement Generator” “That’s a good start, but not silly enough” “Add…
  • Office for iOS Goodness

    Craig Bailey
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Really cool to see that the Microsoft Office team are essentially making Office free for everyone to use on iOS (and soon Android). I really like this approach (as I’ve mentioned previously). And this on the back of the earlier announcement this week about adding Dropbox integration. Exciting times for any Microsoft watcher and user. My personal user experience so far is very positive. I’m using Word on my iPhone (yet another update) to edit docs in Dropbox and the process has been smooth and problem free. The only issue has been some missing fonts at times, but that hasn’t…
  • Frankly Speaking Podcast 100

    Craig Bailey
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Yay, the Frank Arrigo episode finally makes it to our ears. Although it is way too short… it feels as though Frank is just getting started and then the episode is over. Andrew Coates and Michael Kordahi also make appearances in the episode. And Grant Holliday‘s SSW TV session on the physical internet gets not one, but two shoutouts (so it must be worth watching). The post Frankly Speaking Podcast 100 appeared first on Craig Bailey.
  • Innovation: Idea versus Execution

    Craig Bailey
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    When it comes to understanding innovation, it’s easy to fixate on the idea, and neglect the execution. It’s why for example when Apple announced that their new iPhone 6 devices had NFC chips to facilitate their Apple Pay offering they were criticised for not being innovative, and instead just copying something many Android devices have had for years. “That’s not innovation!”, the critics cry. And when it comes to the idea, the criticism is valid, but when it comes to the execution, well, let’s see what happens. Because the key here will be whether Apple can…
 
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    Microsoft Europe

  • 3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Enterprise Social

    MS Europe
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Enterprise social technology is rapidly moving from a “nice to have” to a “must have” on business buyers’ lists. It has drastically improved innovation, connected employees, and shortened project timelines. In this infographic, you will see the 3 reasons why Microsoft’s Enterprise Social solutions are equipped to help organizations reimagine how business gets done.   1. Engaged employees lead to higher profits. 2. Inefficient collaboration is costing you money. 3. Business growth comes from listening and adapting quickly. Find out more about Enterprise…
  • Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines Choose Surface Pro 3 for their Pilots

    wds_admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    The post Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines Choose Surface Pro 3 for their Pilots appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
  • Coping with seasonal spikes – don’t leave your stock on the scrap heap

    MS Europe
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    High street retailers are losing up to £1bn of sales per month due to poor stock management. And that’s just in the UK. Predicting precisely how much stock your store will need, and when, is made difficult by fickle consumer behaviour and trends which change with every season. Fluctuations in tastes and demand not only result in distribution challenges, but also put enormous pressure on internal systems. The retailer who successfully predicts, stocks and promotes the ‘must-have’ purchase for a season faces a potential IT nightmare. Although foresight combined with savvy marketing…
  • Microsoft CityNext at Smart City Expo: 30 partners, over 100 solutions

    wds_admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    The post Microsoft CityNext at Smart City Expo: 30 partners, over 100 solutions appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
  • Smart City Expo showcases CityNext partners

    wds_admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    The post Smart City Expo showcases CityNext partners appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Moto 360 Gets New Watch Faces, Custom Face Designer and More with Motorola Connect Update

    Imran Hussain
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    Moto 360 is one of the, if not the best, Android Wear smart watches available in the market. Given the infancy of Android Wear as a wearable operating system, no watch is perfect at the moment but in terms of design and usability, Moto 360 ranks at the very top. Motorola has shown strong commitment(...)
  • The Curious Case Of Microsoft’s Ever Changing Brand Names

    Imran Hussain
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Whether you are a Microsoft fan or not, you can not deny that they are one of the top companies in the tech industry that has changed the landscape of computing through decades of innovation. Although difficult to believe, yours truly, is one of the long term Microsoft fans who have kept an eye on(...)
  • Likes App Lets You Download Your Favorite Instagram Photos and Videos on iPhone

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Likes app for iPhone allows users to download their favorite Instagram photos and videos directly to their iPhones, via a pretty graphical user interface.  Instagram is one of the hottest photo and video sharing social network nowadays but it does not allow users to download any content, even if it is their own. Likes makes(...)
  • Google Introduces Free Voice Calls From Hangouts on Android, iOS and the Web

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Google has finally begin migrating Google Voice to Hangouts by introducing free (and paid) voice calls on Android, iOS and the web. Google already had the calling feature available on their old Google talk interface but this feature took ages to appear in the new Hangouts apps and interface. The new calling feature in Hangouts(...)
  • iOS 8 Final Version Released To Developers. Install Now On Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Apple has released iOS 8 final version to developers, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 8 improves on iOS 7 by polishing the user interface and bringing much needed performance and feature improvements. Some of the major features in iOS 8 include feature additions to Messages, a new Health and Fitness App, improved QuickType(...)
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    Webmaster Blog

  • How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

    Vincent Wehren
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  – Vincent Traditionally, Bing wasn’t heavily relying on specific device and platform signals to provide web results to the user. You would get similar results on your…
  • Meet our Mobile Bots

    Vincent Wehren
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In today’s post we are joined by Lee Xiong from the Bing Crawl team. Lee is going to discuss some new developments on the crawl front pertaining to mobile SEO.  Enjoy!  - Vincent We can all agree that mobile is the future. Actually, we can’t really say “mobile is the future” anymore. Mobile is the present. Mobile is now. With that in mind, it’s time to take a fresh look at some essential things from the ground up. Specifically, let’s re-examine all the work you’ve been doing to get crawled, selected, indexed, and ranked. This time though, let’s look at it through…
  • Quick! We’ve Doubled our Webmaster Sign-Up Credit!

    Vincent Wehren
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    For a limited time, we’re opening up our wallets to new webmasters: receive $100* in advertising credit for verifying your site with Bing Webmaster Tools + opening a new Bing Ads account. Two weeks ago I told you how to get $100* in free advertising credit by becoming a new Bing Ads user if you had a Bing Webmaster Tools account. As it turned out, many of you seized this opportunity to claim your ad credit, just in time for the holiday season. And for those of you who didn’t act yet: simply log into your webmaster tools account today and click the red banner at the bottom of your…
  • Building Authority & Setting Expectations

    Duane Forrester
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Authority is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere”. For our purposes, we also understand that “authority” conveys a sense of trust and influence. Searchers generally want authoritative sources to engage with. They want to be able to trust the sources they visit. Naturally, this means being an authority ranks pretty high on the “must do” lists for most businesses. But becoming an authority, as noteworthy a goal as it is, isn’t an easy task. Some folks simply start…
  • Not a Bing Ads User? Get $100 in Ad Credit to Become One!

    Vincent Wehren
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Since our June 2012 re-launch of Bing Webmaster Tools, many webmasters, site owners, and search marketers like yourself have joined our program and use the tools to stay up-to-date on how their web site is performing in Bing and Bing-powered search results. Millions of content publisher share their Sitemaps, Parameters to Ignore, and Crawl Preferences with us, allowing their websites to shine on Bing.com, Yahoo!, and other places powered by Bing — as all of these things help us to more successfully connect their content to searchers worldwide. As such, Bing Webmaster Tools is certainly an…
 
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    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • MVP Perspective - Connect();

    MVP Award Program
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Last week, Microsoft reinforced its commitment to cross-platform developer experiences by open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack and expanding .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. Microsoft also released Visual Studio Community 2013, a new free edition of Visual Studio that provides easy access to the Visual Studio core toolset. The announcements kicked off Microsoft’s Connect (); event, where the company released Visual Studio 2015 Preview and .NET 2015 Preview. “With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that target many different…
  • Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:

    MVP Award Program
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Hardware Interaction Design and Development MVP Gian Paolo Santopaolo Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:  From the entry on the market of Windows 8 on October 26th 2012 until now the number of devices equipped with the new operating system is growing rapidly to some hundred millions. From that date until today some other important concepts comes out: Windows 8.1 merging with Windows Phone 8.1, the Xbox ecosystem, coming up to July 22th 2014 when, Satya Nadella during the…
  • MVP Showcase Winners!

    MVP Award Program
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    What started as a small, side project has grown into one of the most popular events at the MVP Global Summit.  Over 65 MVPs from around the globe were selected to participate in the MVP Showcase held Sunday night.  Each presentation was unique, thoughtful and inspiring.   "Every one of the MVP presentations is different," said Showcase organizer and Microsoft Community Program Manager Kari Finn.  "The passion for their work, community spirit and drive to build unique apps, programs and platforms is what really makes this event succeed."    Attendees were asked to…
  • MVP Team Welcomes You to the MVP Summit

    MVP Award Program
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
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  • Welcome to the 2014 MVP Summit

    MVP Award Program
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
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    DHA Today

  • DHA Karachi Gives Presentation on Malir Motorway Project

    DHA Today
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Following the prime minister’s approval of the Malir Motorway project in Karachi, the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Karachi gave a detailed presentation in Islamabad. The meeting, held at the Ministry of Communications in Pak Secretariat, was attended by the National Highway Authority (NHA) chairperson and communication secretary Shahid Ashraf Tarar, DHA Karachi administrator Brig Zubair […]
  • Eat Fit – Health Food Restaurant in DHA Karachi

    DHA Today
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Life is the most precious gift granted to the humans by God. It should be handled with care and love. Every moment should be spent carefully, savoring the ups and downs. This life has been granted to the humans as a present, so it is important to care for this human body and mind as […]
  • Café Round One

    DHA Today
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Food around the world is split into different categories- it begins from the food trucks or food stalls and ends at fine dining. Cuisines from around the world will always have something in each level. In Pakistan cafes were initially considered as too main stream; a place for the youth to get together at and […]
  • CITI Associates To Exhibit at Zameen.com Property Expo 2014, Lahore (Nov 15-16)

    DHA Today
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    CITI Associates, as one of the top re-sellers of DHA City Karachi is going to participate in two-day Zameen.com Property Expo 2014, to be held on November 15 and November 16, 2014 at the Expo Centre, Lahore. Real estate is one of the most popular investment mediums in Pakistan, and individual investors and buyers deeply […]
  • 100 Square Yards Residential Plots Available For Sale at Ayyubia Staff Lanes – DHA Karachi (Phase VII Ext.)

    DHA Today
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    100 Square Yards Residential Plots are available for sale in DHA Karachi Phase VII-Ext. (Phase  07 Extension) located on Ayyubia Staff Lanes that consist of Ayyubia Staff Lane 5, Ayyubia Staff Lane 6, Ayyubia Staff Lane 7, Ayyubia Staff Lane 8, Ayyubia Staff Lane 9, Ayyubia Staff Lane 10, Ayyubia Staff Lane 11 and Khayaban-e-Azeem,. […]
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    Windows Lifestyle

  • Reliable( and Unreliable) Hard Drive Manufacturers

    AJ
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    The Hard drive is the most convenient way to store digital data whether it online or offline. There are many big hard drive manufacturers, and everyone claims to make a Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Freely Backup and Restore SQL Server Database from Anywhere using SQLBak

    AJ
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Backup plays an important role in ensuring the longer data availability as it helps user to restore lost, damaged or corrupted data when disaster strikes. Many organizations tends to rely Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Lost Your Data or Partitions? Now Get It Back Using Hetman Recovery Software

    AJ
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    A good day might eventually turn into a bad day when you accidentally lost or deleted an important partition of your hard drive. Losing an entire partition would be a Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Tips to Design a Professional Ecommerce Website

    Nitin Agarwal
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    Professional Ecommerce Design Every ecommerce site must be designed by an experienced professional to get a neat ecommerce design. Web stores are designed to increase profits for businesses, but these stores Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition – Review

    AJ
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Windows users provided with functionality to resize, copy/move, change drive letter name etc. to customize their PC and managing the storage drive efficiently. The utility known as ‘Disk Management’ makes Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
 
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    Business-Inspired Technology Solutions - The Aptera Blog

  • Interstellar Inbound Marketing: Why Your Biggest Draw May Be Your Job

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    Earlier this week, I stopped working to pull up a website and watch other people work. Sure, those people were making history by landing a craft on a speeding comet, so the work is more exciting than what a lot of us do. But, for the people at the European Space Agency working on the Rosetta mission, that historic accomplishment was just an especially exciting day on the job.
  • Re: The Application Formerly Known as Lync

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Dear Colleagues,As you may or may not know, in addition to my role as Inbound Marketing Specialist here at Aptera, I’m also Head of Communications for our Microsoft Product Nomenclature Division. (It’s something we rarely talk about.) I’ve fallen behind on my duties, but thanks to our intrepid Online Surveillance Czar Jen Booth, I’ve been alerted to an upcoming change in software nomenclature.
  • 3 Trends CIOs Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2015

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    In early October of this year, the tech research institute Gartner held a symposium in Orlando, Florida which featured a presentation by the company’s vice president David Cearley on the areas CIOs and IT professionals should be focusing on for their 2015 strategies. As he explained, “We have identified the top 10 technology trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes.” Cearley’s list includes topics like the Internet of Things, 3D printing, smart machines, and the continuing growth of the cloud. But he points out that these ten areas fall…
  • Prezi vs. PowerPoint - The One Thing Neither Side Wants You to Know

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Everyone’s been stuck in a meeting that feels straight out of Dilbert - listening to a pointy-haired presenter read straight off his slides, holding a conference room full of people hostage with information that should have been communicated through an e-mail. People are quick to blame the presenter for this colossal waste of time, but they’re just as quick to point fingers at the presentation software - and that’s usually PowerPoint.
  • How Much Does a Website Cost?

    7 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
     The best answer to the question, as you’ve already guessed, is “it depends.” It can be anywhere from ten bucks to north of $300,000. If all you want is a personal website that requires practically no hosting capacity, services like WordPress and SquareSpace can fix you up for as little as $8 a month—or $24 a month if you need to use ecommerce. (You can maintain a personal blog for free.) These websites are only going to offer you the most basic functionality and minimal storage capacity. You’ll have a really tough time integrating your site with other systems, and you won’t…
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    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training

  • PowerPoint For iPad – How To Pick Up And Apply A Custom Color

    Nuts & Bolts
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Inconsistent formatting is one of the classic mistakes that makes PowerPoint presentations look unprofessional and sloppy. And the problem in PowerPoint on your iPad, is that you're very limited in what colors you can use because you can't create custom/precise colors (i.e. RBG, hex...). But there's a simple yet awesome work around! So here's how to apply custom colors in PowerPoint on your iPad.
  • How To Create A 3D Pop-Out Picture Effect In PowerPoint

    Spicy Presentations
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    If you’ve ever wanted to spice up the pictures in your PowerPoint presentations, a clever PowerPoint trick for doing so is to create the “out of bounds” effect or 3D pop-out picture effect, which you can pull off directly within PowerPoint (no Photoshop required). That’s right, you can create all of the 3D “out of bounds” […]
  • How To Bring A City Night Scene To Life With PowerPoint Animations Animation City Night Scene Tutorial

    Spicy Presentations
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    In this advanced PowerPoint animation tutorial, I’ll show you how to create the city night scene below with moving cars and blinking city lights using the motion path and grow/shrink PowerPoint animations. All you need is a little skill and creativity! This city night scene animation is fairly straightforward and can be broken down into three […]
  • How To Protect Your PowerPoint Presentation By Turning Everything Into Pictures

    Nuts & Bolts
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Sometimes a PDF just isn't good enough when you want to protect your PowerPoint presentation. Maybe your client insists that you send your presentation as a PowerPoint file so that they can go through it slide by slide in Presentation Mode on their computer. How do you do this while making sure that the content of your presentation isn't easily edited or copy/pasted?
  • How To Use Objects As Triggers For Appear And Disappear Animations In PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve ever seen a presenter make things appear and disappear onscreen during a presentation and wondered how they pulled it off….your days of wondering are over. This is also the exact trick we used in our previous Pop-Up Text Effect post…everyone asked how we did it, so here it is! How We Did It To […]
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    The Outlookers

  • Skype is now integrated in Office Online For now it is only...

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Skype is now integrated in Office Online For now it is only available in Word Online and PowerPoint Online though but at least it gives a little more consistency with Outlook.com and OneDrive.com
  • Could Bing's backend go open source ?

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Before Satya Nadella came into position, many investors wanted Bing, among others divisions, to go away. But Bing itself is a plateform powering many apps and services offerd by Microsoft, such as the former Bing apps, now rebranded as MSN apps, as well as Cortana. Could Microsoft open source Bing’s backend ? Would it make sense ? Looks like Neowin has heard this is currently being discussed internally. After all, Microsoft just opened the .NET framework and announced new APIs for Office 365 and Outlook.com What will be open sourced if plans do materialize? The details are…
  • Microsoft adds precisions about OneDrive in Windows 10

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Given how many people have reacted to the evolutions planned for OneDrive in Windows 10 Microsoft has sent some explanations ; Response from OneDrive team group program manager, Jason Moore : Wanted to jump in here and address some of the questions and feedback we are getting about the changes we rolled out yesterday. As we look at the next version of OneDrive, we are working very hard to make sure it provides the best experience possible for our customers, and a big part of that is getting the sync model right. We hear the feedback on placeholders, and we agree that there many great…
  • Skype launch a Web app on Skype.com

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Currently tested to a limited number of testers : Skype for Web makes it quicker and easier than ever before to connect with friends, family and colleagues around the world, for free – directly from Skype.com. It’s perfect if you prefer using the web rather than an app: perhaps you’re sitting at a computer that doesn’t already have Skype downloaded. Or maybe you’re on the go and using an internet café or hotel computer whilst on vacation where you can’t download Skype at all. Using Skype for Web makes it more convenient to get to your conversations. Have you been…
  • Microsoft is killing OneDrive's best feature...

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    For.Windows 10 Microsoft is reconsidering the way OneDrive is presenting files and folders. It’s a huge step backwards to many people, me including From the Windows blog : We’re also introducing changes to how OneDrive syncs your files in this build. In Windows 8.1, we use placeholders on your PC to represent files you have stored in OneDrive. People had to learn the difference between what files were “available online” (placeholders) versus what was “available offline” and physically on your PC. We heard a lot of feedback around this behavior. For example, people would…
 
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